12 October 2022

The Biden administration released its 2022 National Security Strategy, emphasising that: “We will continue to work with allies and partners to enhance their capabilities to deter and counter Iran’s destabilising activities. We will pursue diplomacy to ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon, while remaining postured and prepared to use other means should diplomacy fail. Iran’s threats against U.S. personnel as well as current and former U.S. officials will not be tolerated, and as we have demonstrated, we will respond when our people and interests are attacked. As we do so, we will always stand with the Iranian people striving for the basic rights and dignity long denied them by the regime in Tehran”.

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